Reactive maintenance is when contractors swing into action to fix a sudden problem. As opposed to regular, planned maintenance, the reactive kind covers all those unexpected issues that aren’t on the schedule and need repairing quickly.
You never know what the future holds. Things break, accidents happen, and the great British weather usually has a surprise in store every now and again. So, making sure you have a reliable reactive maintenance service on call is a must for any property owner or manager.
Is reactive maintenance enough?
Reactive maintenance services are obviously essential, but is it all you need? There are those who favour a taking a purely responsive stance to try and keep costs down, but it often doesn’t work out that way in the long term. Yes, reactive maintenance services are invaluable for keeping on top of things as they crop up, but simply responding to problems isn’t necessarily the most efficient or cost-effective option.
Prevention is usually better than cure. Ideally, your building maintenance plan should combine both scheduled and reactive elements, so that you know you’ve got all bases covered. Take fixing the damage caused a big water leak, for example. Sometimes, a freak accident will happen and it’s therefore vital to have a good contractor who can come straight out and fix it. But what if it was caused by something that could have been spotted and rectified during a scheduled inspection? You’d probably be looking at a much cheaper repair and far less disruption to your business.
In an ideal scenario, you want trusted contractors on hand who will take care of both regular upkeep and emergency repairs will ensure your property stays in the best condition possible.
Trusted reactive maintenance services
If you need reactive or planned maintenance services for your property, the Groom Property Maintenance team are ready to help. Our multi-skilled engineers cover the M4 corridor area from West Wales to London and the South East of England.
And if you need help in a hurry, just call our 24 hour help desk on 01269 841416.